This program is primarily for those interested in teaching music in the elementary and secondary schools. Entering freshmen are encouraged to seek academic advice early regarding specific requirements in order to plan their program efficiently. Entering students with limited background in applied study, piano skills, and/or music theory should elect additional courses to strengthen those skills.
Vocal and General Music (pdf 107k)
Instrumental and General Music (pdf 106k)
We proudly report that over the last seven years, 100% of our Music Education graduates are immediately employed in schools throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Music Education Program
This program is developed to prepare students for private studio teaching and/or further graduate study for careers in professional performance and college teaching. This degree program is ideal for students interested in performance careers.
Vocal Performance (pdf 101k)
Piano Performance (pdf 99k)
Instrumental Performance (pdf 101k)
This program is primarily for those interested in music as personal enrichment, as background for a career in the music industry or preparation for further studies in music. Suggested Plan of Study (pdf 101k)
Theory / Compostion Emphasis (pdf 103k)
Music / Pre-Law
Music / Pre-Medicine
Music / Pre-Business
Music / Pre-Pharmacy
Music / Pre-Dentistry
Advantages include being able to continue playing your instrument, receive music scholarships to off-set college expenses, attend a school that is less expensive than most, and make yourself more attractive to professional schools (Medicine, Law, Business, etc.)
Music Minor to complement another field of study. 22-23 semester credits with flexibility in class choices including 5 credits of music electives and 2 semesters of an elective performing organization. Consult a department music advisor for complete details.
BA Minor Planning Guide (pdf 198k)